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Illicit drugs and public health

The local and national context for addressing the problems associated with illicit drugs is changing. This paper sets out some of the issues and challenges for the delivery of drug interventions in the new public health system.

It is based on a round-table workshop in December 2011 involving Directors of Public Health and national government officials, which was held in partnership with the Association of Directors of Public Health. It also draws on wider research from the ‘Localism and Austerity project,’ being undertaken by UKDPC looking at the impact of decreasing expenditure and policy reform on efforts to tackle drug problems at the local level.

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Illicit drugs and public health
Publication date 1st February 2012
Categories Prevention and Public HealthStrategies, Policies and Systems
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